Lorde was the latest guest to stop by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Her appearance was part of the station’s 50th anniversary so, for her performance, she opted to cover a “classic British song” in celebration along with her own “Green Light.” Lorde took on Phil Collins’ iconic “In the Air Tonight” and stayed very true to the original 1981 version.
“It wasn’t until I got older that I really realized how magical he was and went through this crazy journey of all the Genesis stuff and all his own records,” Lorde said of Collins ahead of the performance. “He’s such a pioneer—his melodies and his drums—and I’m so inspired by him and he pushes me to be better.”
Watch Lorde’s cover of the classic rock song below.
(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)